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Sunday, October 3, 2021

It's Fall, Y'all !!

 cj Sez: Lyrical Pens is back . . . Let’s kick off the blog’s return with a “It’s Fall, Y’all” sale and a couple of giveaways. 

  My short story, “Once in a Blue Moon,” is one of 18 short stories and poems in the anthology HALLOWEEN PIECES, book 4 of 4 anthologies from the Mobile Writers Guild. 

Click here to watch as I read an excerpt.

As of the time of this post, HALLOWEEN PIECES is priced at $1.99 and free on Kindle Unlimited.


   Like and leave a comment on my author Facebook page about this blog post for a chance to win a paperback copy of Book 1 PIECES
(35 pieces, 2 of the short stories are mine).


SALE: The ebooks of DEATH ON THE YAMPA and THE DAWGSTAR are now on sale @ only $1.99 each.

For Draft2Digital info:  Death on the Yampa 

Also available at these fine e sites and on request from your local library (ISBN 978-1-7369146-1-8)

Amazon, Apple, Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble, Bibliotheca, Hoopla, Kobo, OverDrive, Scribd, Tolino, Vivlio

For Draft2Digital info:  The Dawgstar

Also available at these fine e sites and on request from your local library (ISBN 978-17369146-0-1):

Amazon, Apple, Baker & Tayalor, Barnes & Noble, Bibliotheca, Kobo, OverDrive, Scribd, Tolino, Vivlio

(p.s. Giveaway: Shoot me an email at and tell me you wrote a review—Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, wherever—and I’ll send you some great swag.)



   In the novel, BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED, author Lisa Gardner takes readers on a gritty tour of life in life in a rough and poor Boston neighborhood known as Mattapan, or “Murderpan as the locals call it.” Her setting descriptions are dead on…you will know where you are, and you will fear who lurks in the shadows.

Gardner creates flesh-and-blood characters you want to love, want to hate, and want to win. The main character, Frankie Elkin, lives a life that is a contradiction in terms. She attends AA to battle her alcohol demons and prays for one more day of sobriety, even as her choice of jobs and expertise is bartending.

Frankie is a self-described expert in finding missing persons—she is not a police officer, she is not a PI, she is a volunteer. She has so far found fourteen. She desperately wants teen-aged Angelique Lovelie Badeau to be the one she brings home alive. But her search for a missing teenager whose disappearance seemingly left no clues comes with other barriers, too. Like being a white woman in a dark-skinned community that has many reasons to not welcome or trust a stranger. Like sharing a miniscule room with a feral cat. Like stepping on the toes of the detective who unsuccessfully investigated Angelique’s disappearance eleven months before. 

Applause for Lisa Gardner’s writing skills. I enjoyed this story and recommend BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED as a 4+-star read.


   That’s it for today’s post. You-all guys keep on keeping on, and I’ll try to do the same. 

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   If you’d like me to autograph or personalize one of my stories for you, be sure to tell them, and I’ll run by the shop and sign it for you.

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